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Any photos not otherwise credited are from the personal collection of Frank Passic, Albion Historian.


Morning Star, November 8, 2009, pg. 13

As we approach the holiday seasons, I'd like to remind our readers that copies of my latest book, "Albion in Review" would make great gifts for your relatives and friends. The book is available at the Albion Chamber of Commerce and other locations.

Some corrections in my book: Pg. 73, Gale ball team, front row, No. 3 is Wallace Broxholm. Pg. 83, the last Boy Scout in the 2nd row is Kent Stone. Pg. 89, the second person in the 3rd row is Sam Holmes. Pg. 47 the small boy partially hidden to the right of Willie Beck is Leon Gant. Please make corrections to your copy. Also, since the publication of my book, the following pictured persons have passed away: Cover & Pg. 47 Alice (Gant) Thomas; Pgs. 49 & 59 Rufus Foster; Pg. 66 Edith Amos Isaac; and Pg. 92 Kent Phipps.

There were numerous photographs I didn't have room for or chose to include in my latest book, "Albion in Review." This week I'd like to present one of them, the 1943 Albion High School football team. This was during the middle of World War II, and several young men left for the service, which diminished the ranks of the team. This photo is courtesy of Joseph Romanchuk, and is also found in the 1944 "Breeze Annual." How many names can you recognize?

Front row, left to right: Kenneth Kaiser, Victor Coulson, Don Cuatt, Joseph Romanchuk, Robin Lahman, Theo Rogers, Don Sibal.

2nd Row: Nick Balash, David George Roys, Harry Maksimchuk, Robert Hoaglin, Sherwood Poirier, Windel Martin, Pat McIntee, Rocco Paniccia, Tom Zazucha, Richard Murray.

3rd Row: Coach Ernest Gray, Fred Rieger, Jerome Bussing, Henry Faulk, Ernest Wingate, George Egnatuk, Martin Schultz, George Shedd, John Swanson, Larry Bohm, Larry Musser, coach Floyd Dorland.

Top row: Henry Konkle, James Belknap, Richard Allman, Pete Skinner, B. Shelters, Bill Bushong, R. Wayne Bushong, George McCullough, Dick Johnson.

1943 Albion High School football team


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